The people of Lincoln nearly took to the streets with torches following Nebraska's narrow victory over Wyoming last week, but all is calm once again following the Cornhuskers' 56-13 drubbing of Southern Miss.
It was never really close, as Nebraska returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the first quarter to jump out to an early 18-point lead. The Cornhuskers kept the pedal to the metal for the remainder of the half, opening up an insurmountable lead that allowed them to coast to victory in the second half.
Taylor Martinez was efficient and effective, going 15-of-23 for 170 yards and three TDs. Tailback Ameer Abdullah paced the running backs, rushing 17 times for 114 yards and two scores of his own.
This week, Nebraska had no trouble covering the four-touchdown spread. What did we learn following tonight's no-contest?